What on Earth is Horary Astrology?

Dear all, 

On the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd, my Access Astrology colleagues Heather Roan Robbins and Mark Wolz and I will be teaching an intensive workshop in New York City on Horary, Electional, Magic, and Mundane astrology techniques.

On Saturday, we’ll be doing horary astrology. Since I have had questions about this from several readers, I thought I’d share some more information about this invaluable technique. 

Did you know that you can use a chart for divination? Just as you would with the tarot, the i ching, or any other oracle, it’s possible to “ask a question” and use the placements of the planets to find out the answer. I don’t know how it works, but it works!

The chart is cast for the moment that the astrologer receives or understands the question; thereupon, the astrologer interprets it using a series of steps in the horary system.

When I was just a baby astrologer and still working my old corporate job, I mentioned to my boss that I was studying horary techniques. Jim was sceptical. “Really? You can answer my question?” 

“Yeah,” I replied. “No problem.”

“Then where is Nicholas’s sneaker?”

Nicholas was my boss’s three-year-old son and one of his shoes had been missing for a week. I cast a chart immediately, and the result was . . . it’s in the east, up high, near something electronic, near something blue, and HIDDEN.

The next day, Jim informed me that he had found the sneaker. It was in the family room (in the eastern area of their house), in a blue plastic basket on a high shelf on top of a stereo speaker. How did it get there? The kids confessed: they had been playing “toss-the-sneaker” and lost it. They knew that they weren’t supposed to throw things in the house, so they hadn’t told dad where it was. 

Another time, when I was teaching this technique, a student wanted to know what had happened to her dog when she was twelve. Mom had always said that the dog ran away, but the chart we cast suggested that the dog was given to another person.

My student later confronted her mom: “You gave away my dog, didn’t you?”

Mom burst into tears. “Yes, I did, I’m so sorry, I just couldn’t handle it!”

Be careful what you ask for. Do you really want to know the answer?

We’ll go over all the different horary techniques during the workshop on Saturday, March 2nd!

On Sunday, we’ll teach you electional, magic, and mundane astrology.

Electional astrology is used to choose a good day for beginning something or otherwise taking significant action. If you ever come for a reading and ask me about wedding dates, or the best days for scheduling a surgery, or starting a business, this is what I use. Magic naturally accompanies electional astrology, because it’s all about getting your conscious and subconscious psyches in harmony, and harnessing your intentions to the currents of the cosmos (just like we do in my New Moon webinars). Mundane astrology helps us analyze world events. When I talk about politics and cultural stuff in my newsletters, this is the type of astrology I’m using.

With a little know-how, you can do it for yourself. The upcoming workshop will be accessible to anyone beyond a beginner level. So long as you know your signs, houses, and planets, you should be able to follow along. 

We hope to see many of you there!


P.S. Only two rooms left for Tuscany retreat in May!

P.P.S. The recordings and slides from my Chiron in Aries webinar are now available through SendOwl. 

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